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The Necropolis is situatated just outside the town of Taormina.

In a wooded area along the Via Lurgi Pirandello, is a stretch of ancient wall with rows of recesses symmetrically arranged one above the other. These are not Roman ruins, as we might too hastily imagine, but the remains of an old Byzantine cemetery, probably used [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2019

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
Rumi

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 9th 2019

These extensive remains of the Roman period are among the most representative in the whole of Sicily. They consist of a long brick wall dating from the Imperial age, which was restored only in 1943. The Restoration also brought to light part of the original pavement. Although these Roman remains, running parallel to the upper [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 23rd 2019

Probably, already in the advanced 1st century AD, this side of the forum seems to have already been occupied by the bath-building, which was enlarged in the 2nd century AD, superimposing and obliterating the Hellenistic public building. Excavations carried out in 1964-1966, and later in 1988 found a row of three heated rooms (calidaria) dated [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Nov 14th 2019

As on the previous day I enjoyed chilling (with a book) out on the French balcony in the early morning sunshine whilst Mr C snoozed for a while. Our plan for the day was to visit the Alacantara Gorge on the CityBySee bus but, once again, the trip set off at lunch time leaving the [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Oct 31st 2019

I woke up before the alarm went off, got washed and dressed before sitting on the French patio with a magazine watching Etna puffing smoky artwork into the sky. When Mr C was washed and dressed we had breakfast before buying tickets for the CityBySee open top bus. The next scheduled bus to Sovoca, our [...]

5 Comments CherryPie on Oct 30th 2019

We arrived in the breakfast room earlier than the previous day and to our relief it was a lot less chaotic. It being the weekend, we indulged in a glass of Prosecco with our breakfast. In my case I paired it with fruit; sadly strawberries were not on the menu.
Suitably replete, we walked to the [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 28th 2019

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